In this post I wrote about my some goals I had set for my family's eating habits. I thought I'd update you on the status of our "real food journey". I hope you will be inspired by the baby steps I've been taking! Here they are, in no particular order:
I was making my own chicken stock before I got into Real Food, and I have contined to make it. This winter I have made soup from scratch several times. I am proud of myself for incorporating more soup into our diet.
I am eating more seafood than ever before. I even tried shark on New Year's Eve!
I switched to real maple syrup on my pancakes. With a pat of butter, it's actually pretty good.
We have switched over to raw milk, but only because my in-laws are buying it and drinking it too. My husband and I don't go to town often enough to buy it ourselves!
I can't remember the last time I cooked with vegetable oil. I now use beef tallow as much as possible.
I have given up my cup-a-day habit (coffee). I still drink it occasionally, but I've gotten out of the habit of drinking it first thing in the morning. My energy level is about the same, maybe a little more than before, but definitely not less.
For the New Year I have given up chocolate, at least for 30 days, but probably longer. I realized I have a serious problem with it. So far, so good. Only one major chocolate craving so far (although I do miss it)!
Something I tried and liked:
- soaked lentils in lentil soup
- soaked whole wheat pancakes
Something I tried and did not like:
- broccoli cheese soup without the Velveeta.
Something on my list to try soon:
- spelt flour. I bought some, now I gotta figure out what to do with it!
- make beef stock
It feels good to look back and see improvements, especially when I'm feeling uninspired in the kitchen. I'd like to continue to update once a month.
How's your Real Food journey going?
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